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About Northern Arts Club

Northern Arts Club is Aberdeen's oldest independent arts club, established over 100 years ago. The club is located at 8 Bon Accord Square, which itself features in the architectural history of the city of Aberdeen. Designed by Archibald Simpson (co-founder of Aberdeen Artists Society), this Square was laid out for the Craft of Tailors in the 1820s. A memorial to Archibald Simpson can be found in the centre of the square.

During its early years, the club was a hub for different social gatherings; members enjoyed billiards and music evenings, as well as performing their own plays. Most importantly, the club was used as a social venue where creative people could meet to draw and paint together - a tradition that is carried on to this day.

The 21st century Northern Arts Club has a formal constitution, with members who join by annual subscription.  Its activities are run by a Board of Directors, all volunteers, elected from and by the membership at our Annual General Meeting. 


Continuing our tradition, we welcome creative people of all ages and abilities, from the novice to the seasoned artist, offering a unique place to meet, relax and enjoy art in this fantastic historic building flooded with natural light.

Read more about the fascinating history of Northern Arts Club >>

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